From ‘Maybe I’ll Come Back’ to ‘Lover Come Back To Me’, we have mixed 17 ‘Jazz‘ tunes around the theme of ‘Returning‘. It has Julie London, Bobby Vee & The Strangers, Kenny Burrell, Judy Garland and many more.
SoundtrackNet: The majority of the album has a heavy dash of Dean Martin and Jackie Gleason vocals with contemporary reworking of the title tune (“Return To Me”) and several period classics performed by Joey Gian.
Byron Lee : Byron brought to his band the same intensity that made him a soccer star, and made it distinctive. There have been more popular and more talented bands than Byron’s at one time or another,
Spun.com : Memphis Minnie held her own in a genre famous for its casualties, and as a blues guitarist, few players in the 1920s could cut her. That, coupled with Minnie’s natural showmanship and a penchant for marrying her guitar duet partners (Casey Bill Weldon, Kansas Joe McCoy, Ernest Lawlars), makes her one of the most colorful figures in blues history.
Verve Music Group : According to Richard Evans, “When we recorded Ode to 52nd Street, bassist Cleveland Easton was playing a little too enthusiastically. Kenny stopped the session, saying, ‘Pardon me, but I’m Kenny Burrell the guitar player. This is my album, you’re supposed to be supporting me.'”
Bobby Vee : June 1st 1959 Bobby and the group went to Minneapolis, Minnesota to record a song for Soma Records that Bobby had written called “Susie Baby.” By the end of the summer, “Susie Baby” had reached number one on all the local stations in the upper mid-west and major record companies were calling with interest in signing this new young singer.
100 Greatest Jazz Albums : On Donald Byrd – Off To The Races, “Lover Come Back To Me” is a solid enough opener; a lively hard bop re-reading of a classic ballad. But on “Sudwest Funk” the sextet sounds almost like a big band when trumpet, alto and baritone saxes belt out the main theme in unison.
BrainyQuote : ” I think that’s one of the most difficult things in any marriage – in order to build anything, you must be together. You can’t build anything over the telephone. ” (Julie London )
The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies : The Cherry Poppin’ Daddies came together in the gray light of the pre-grunge dawn, when a University of Oregon chemistry major named Steve Perry posed a question to fellow musician friends: what if a punk rock rhythm section shared a practice space with jazz-schooled horn players and an equally trained keyboardist?